The Committee to Protect Bloggers reports that there has been a great response to their Bloggers Campaign for Jill Carroll.
Indications are that Carroll, the freelance reporter who was kidnapped in Baghdad two months ago while working for The Christian Science Monitor, is still alive. The Monitor has started a campaign, using Iraqi television, to distribute a video asking for Iraqis to help find and free Jill.
Curt Hopkins at The Committee to Protect Bloggers says:
Jill is not a blogger but she’s got that spirit. She’s an independent intellect who is fascinated by the world and has a desire to speak what she sees. So let’s not leave it up to the newspapers and television stations. She’s ours as much as theirs.
So, I would like to ask every blogger who gives a damn about individual human life and the individual human voice, to post a link to this video on their blog, to blog about Jill and to pass along our concern to friends, family and other bloggers. Of greatest import are Iraqi blogs and blogs in the Arabic and Muslim worlds that may be read by people in a position to do good for Jill.”
Please join us in an effort to keep media and public attention on Carroll’s plight. If you’re a blogger, please blog about Jill Carroll.
Last night, a friend described the mideast situation perfectly: “Same shit, different century.” It’s time to raise our voices to stop the madness of the war and the hurting of innocent people like Carroll. There is nothing to be gained by hurting her.
I am not a religious person, but I also am involved in an international prayer circle for Jill Carroll, and I hope you will add your prayers for her safety to the collective energy.